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Solved: Windows 7 freezes right after booting (also during reinstalling W7)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Airluis, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. Airluis

    Airluis Thread Starter

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    Hi guys,

    since you've been a great support during my last technical problem, i'm back ;].

    My desktop running windows 7 and windows vista (dual boot) freezes right after booting up. I thought my installation of windows 7 was corrupted so I tried reinstalling it, but during the installation (formatting/choosing partitions) it froze again. Then I tried booting up the vista installation(clean installation), it also froze right after booting. Since it doesn't matter which OS I try booting (it freezes anyway) I am suspicious about my hardware. Is this problem most likely due a corrupted HDD or a worn out mobo?

    I hope you can help me out here, this is real pickle. (It's my game pc and I really would like to play MW3 x], bad timing.)

    Greetings from Holland!
     
  2. pip22

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    Not so much a corrupted hard drive as a faulty or failed one (possibly). You need to test it with the drive manufacturer's diagnostic software before looking elsewhere for the cause.

    As Windows won't run, you''ll need to download the DOS version of the diagnostic software which runs from a bootable CD. It's an ISO CD-image file and the links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287

    When you've got the ISO file, create a CD from it using "IMGBurn" from here: http://filehippo.com/download_imgburn/
    then boot your PC from it. Run the Long or Extended test for a full drive health report.
     
  3. Airluis

    Airluis Thread Starter

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    Hey guys,

    thanks for your reply pip22.
    But I just found out it was one of the RAM strips.
    Removed one, the broken one, and I could reinstall windows without any trouble.

    This thread can be closed ;]

    Greetings from Holland
     
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